Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Few Last Shots

 On a Walk through Guangzhou's famous market district, we saw a number of things for sale.  From Tiger Claws to Dried Star Fish.  From dried lizards to dried snakes.

 or the ever-present giant dried fungus.
 Still, the people were fascinating to see.  I cannot stress enough how comfortable I felt walking the streets in China, yet in similar places here at home, I would definitely question walking around without a few friends.

 Did I ever mention I think I ran into Picachu?

 We became a family in Guangzhou.  We all became much more comfortable with each other.
 And we weren't the only family that thought so.  I wish we'd take the camera to breakfast once, since many of the families there were in the same situation with a whole bunch of the same issues!  We had Chloe, whom everyone thought was a sweet little girl.  (Of course, Cora and I knew better from our experiences with Chloe at night)

 Yet, during the day time, she seemed such a sweet little girl!
 but when you asked her to go to bed she became a holy living terror...but after she gave up, she was a sweet little girl who was asleep.

 And this is the bed we got down on our knees and worshiped.  You have no idea how important a soft bed is until you sleep on something like we slept on in Changsha!  It was like going from concrete beds to something with a mattress.  Chloe felt the same since she slept peacefully in her crib.  Oh, those were the days.  

She was such an out-going little girl, who knew she would continue such expansions?  She continues to be fearless and wonderful.  Even now, when she can sometimes be a handful, I am proud to know that I am the one she calls "Daddy."
I'm a lucky man.  I have a lovely wife and a wonderful daughter.  Who could ask for anything more?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Year Ago We Went For A Walk

 I actually miss Guangzhou.  It was a lot of fun to walk around the island, but mainly it was just so different from home!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012